COVID-19 Vaccine Information
You cannot receive your COVID-19 vaccine at the Chester County Health Department if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms OR you have been exposed to COVID-19 within 10 days of your appointment. Please reschedule your appointment using the “Change/Cancel Appointment” button in your confirmation and reminder emails. Walk-in appointments are unavailable at this time.
You must wear a mask to your appointment. Vaccine clinics are considered healthcare settings, therefore masks are required to enter clinic buildings.
- What's New?
- Booster and 3rd Dose Guidance
- Schedule a Vaccine Appointment
- Safety Information
- Replace My Vaccine Card
- Up to date means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible
- Fully vaccinated means a person has received their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines
Who is Eligible for Boosters Right Now?
- Children ages 5-11 who received a second dose of Pfizer 5 months ago are now eligible for a booster.
- People 18 years and older who received the Pfizer vaccine at least 5 months ago are eligible for ANY type of booster (Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J)
- A second booster dose to individuals 50 years of age and older who have received a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months ago.
- People 12 to 17 years who received the Pfizer vaccine at least 5 months ago are eligible for a Pfizer booster only
- People 18 years and older who received the Moderna vaccine at least 5 months ago are eligible for ANY type of booster (Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J)
Johnson & Johnson
- People 18 years and older who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least 2 months ago are eligible for ANY type of booster (Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J)
- People ages 18–49 years who received Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine as both their primary series dose and booster dose may now receive an mRNA COVID-19 booster dose at least 4 months after the Janssen booster dose.
- The the CDC recommends receiving a mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) over the Johnson & Johnson booster. See the safety information tab for additional information.
- As of March 11, the Health Department is no longer administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This is due to exhausting our inventory and limited national vaccine manufacturing.
What about people who are immunocompromised?
- People who are immunocompromised and received Pfizer or Moderna at least 28 days ago should receive a 3rd dose.
- Note: Moderna 3rd dose is a full dose, Moderna booster is a half dose. Please select the appropriate appointment type when scheduling. You must have one of these conditions to receive a 3rd dose, all others should receive a Booster dose.
Vaccination Guidance for People who are Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised
Government Services Center
601 Westtown Road, West Chester
- Wednesdays: 12:00 pm - 5:15 pm
- Fridays: 9:00 am - 1:15 pm
- Walk-in appointments are unavailable at this time.
- The vaccine clinic will be closed Friday, April 15.
Masks are required to enter clinic buildings.
As of 3/11/22, Health Department will no longer offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at its vaccination clinics. This is due to exhausting our existing inventory and limited national vaccine manufacturing
For additional vaccine clinics, please visit vaccines.gov. You can also contact your primary care provider or local pharmacy for vaccine availability.
The CDC recommends the Pfizer or Moderna (mRNA) vaccines over the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Will the Johnson & Johnson vaccine be available at the Health Department?
- The Health Department recommends mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) vaccines over the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
- As of March 11, 2022, the Health Department is no longer administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This is due to exhausting our supply and limited national supply.
- If you prefer a Johnson & Johnson primary vaccine or booster, please contact your healthcare provider or visit vaccines.gov to find a provider.
Why does the CDC recommend mRNA vaccines over the Johnson & Johnson vaccine?
- The recommendation follows concerns about a rare blood-clotting syndrome called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), especially among women ages 30-49 years.
- The clotting-related syndrome (TTS) was identified in 54 people in the U.S., who received the shot before the end of August 2021.
- People who received a Johnson & Johnson shot months ago are not thought to be at risk for the clotting condition
- Symptoms typically occur about 9 days after vaccination
- Overall, the rate of the condition was 3.8 cases per one million people given the vaccine.
- However, rate of TTS among women 30-49 years was 1 per 100,000 doses.
Additionally, studies show the Johnson & Johnson’s shot offers much less protection against infection than the mRNA vaccines.
I received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, should I be concerned?
- The clotting condition is rare. More than 16 million people in the U.S. received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
- Symptoms typically occur 9 days following vaccination. People who received a Johnson & Johnson shot months ago are not thought to be at risk for the clotting condition
If you’ve lost your card and received your vaccinations through the Chester County Health Department, please call 610-344-6225.
If you received your vaccinations through another provider, please contact them or the Pennsylvania Department of Health
- Call 877-774-4748